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GOP Rep. Swiftly Mocked After Claiming Companies Calling Out Voter Suppression Is 'Fascism'

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As more and more companies publicly speak out against Republican-passed voter suppression laws in states like Georgia, GOP Congressman Dan Crenshaw of Texas described the actions of these private companies as "fascism" during an interview on Fox News.

Fascism is defined online as "a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism."

Crenshaw seemed unaware of that.



Twitter was quick to point out Crenshaw's lack of understanding.



Private companies speaking out against the actions of a government is, in many ways, the opposite of fascism.



On the program, Crenshaw claimed:

"In an attempt to what – this is what I call the phenomenon that that's going on, it's it's progressive fascism, because what is fascism?"
"Well, it's the regimentation of the economy, of society, and it's the forced suppression of your opposition. That's what's happening right now. The Democrats have successfully captivated the institutions, you know, pop culture, Hollywood, our education institutions and now our corporations into their own woke agenda."



Crenshaw isn't going to find any sympathy about this "fascism" on Twitter.


If one didn't know better, one might think that Crenshaw's problem wasn't with fascism or capitalism or really any particular idealogy. He and other Republicans just don't like anything that's between them and what they want.